Christie faces criticism, silence from GOP rivals

Christie faces criticism, silence from GOP rivals

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie departs the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine after the funeral service for "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini on June 27, 2013 in New York.

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Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 5:06 AM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has found little support — and sharp criticism in some cases — from the slate of potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

At the same time, would-be allies from states including Iowa and New Hampshire have been slow to rally behind the Republican governor, whose administration appears to have created a massive traffic jam to punish a political adversary.

Even strong supporters acknowledge the New Jersey investigation is far from over.

Documents revealed last week that figures in the Christie administration may have intentionally caused major backups near the George Washington Bridge to exact political retribution against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse his re-election campaign. Christie has denied any personal "knowledge or involvement" in the lane closures.

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